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i don't use facebook firefox and am suddenly been bombarded with Firefox boxes asking me what to do with downloads all concerning facebook

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i don't use facebook firefox and am suddenly been bombarded with Firefox boxes asking me what to do with downloads all concerning facebook

Hi there Since switching my computer on a short time ago, I have repeatedly been receiving those boxes where Firefox asks me what I wish to do with this download as in what I wish to open it with? They are all to do with Facebook, and I don't use Facebook,don't have or want a Facebook account. The box says: Opening Like.php You have chosen to open like.php which is a Plain Text (-1bytes) from:http://www.facebook.com what should Firefox do with this file?. Open with TextEdit(default) Save with Do this automatically Cancel OK

Also when cancelling the box another one or two of the same boxes appear. It's extremely concerning and I'm currently running MacScan and iAntivirus to see if I have a problem on my Mac. I'm using Firefox 8.0.1 and Mac Snow leopard.

To answer the first question below, "this Happened" it's just started to happen today and has been about 7/8 times so far, but the menu doesn't allow for that answer.

Thanks Tweed

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Re: i don't use facebook firefox and am suddenly been bombarded with Firefox boxes asking me what to do with downloads all concerning facebook

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

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New User

Re: i don't use facebook firefox and am suddenly been bombarded with Firefox boxes asking me what to do with downloads all concerning facebook

Thanks, I'll give it a try.